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Watchet Harbour (and Marina)

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign

Waypoint

51:12’.00 N 003:18.8 W

Charts

Admiralty, 1160, SC5608

Rules & Regulations

Unknown

Hazards

Unsafe Entry in Strong Onshore Conditions, Rocky Ledges extend well offshore.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover-0455 MHWS 11.3m MHWN 8.5m MLWN 3.6m MLWS 1.0m   (links)

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General Description

Contacts
Watchet Harbour Marina tel 01984 322230 VHF # 80 
Watchet & Minehead HM tel 07528 208758
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Approach

For the yachtsman or motorboater the approaches to Watchet ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Once within the outer harbour, the Marina entrance is immediately to port... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

11 comments
UPDATE SUMMER 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 1st Oct 2021
I reviewed these notes in early October 2021. The dredging of the marina is just about complete and the gates are in operation. They've had over 100 visitors this summer - so things are on the up here.
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Watchet Harbour 2021
Written by Ploughboy | 19th Mar 2021
Cardiff Marine Group is now operating Watchet Marina, they have published a plan to dredge the inner basin and return the marina to its full operational capability.
http://themarinegroup.co.uk/app/uploads/2021/03/Watchet-Marina-Renovation-Programme.pdf.
As always the Ancient Mariner will watch their progress.
Watchet Harbour 2021
Written by Ploughboy | 19th Mar 2021
Cardiff Marine Group is now operating Watchet Marina, they have published a plan to dredge the inner basin and return the marina to its full operational capability.
http://themarinegroup.co.uk/app/uploads/2021/03/Watchet-Marina-Renovation-Programme.pdf.

As always the Ancient Mariner will watch their progress.
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Update July 2019
Written by Sueflugel | 29th Jul 2019
The marina hasn’t been dredged for some time and the gate is out of use with traffic lights remaining on red. Access is available around high water but the marina dries out and you will be sitting in mud from 2.5 hours after high water to 2.5 hours before. When we entered there was no answer on VHF so had to use mobile phone to get permission. Phone number is on the harbour wall.
Having said that the staff are helpful and the town is delightful.
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UPDATE SPRING 2018
Written by Don Thomson | 26th Apr 2018
Prices have gone up a little. The question of depths is being dealt with with dredging this Spring. If in doubt contact the harbour.
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dredgings
Written by Peter Hull | 13th Dec 2017
There have been issues of depths of water varying markedly in different parts of the Marina for some time

Just be aware at times you may not find as much water in the Marina as you expect.

Probably best to contact the Marina Office to get an update before you plan your trip.
Anchoring and Approach
Written by OldManOfTheHills | 27th Sep 2017
There is a very ancient and good anchorage at Blue Anchor Bay 2.5 miles to the West for those awaiting the tide to get into Watchet. Onshore winds represent a difficulty entering Watchet but powered craft can still enter in the hands of bold but careful skippers in moderate F5 weather
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 29th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. As has been said by our member below, the gates are working and they have had a dredge. All that has changed is the price for a night's stop.
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All now working
Written by Beccaboo | 25th Apr 2016
Hi there, just been into Watchet. The gates are now fully operational and the marina have dredged the basin which made it a great place to visit. The facilities in the village are second to none.
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Watchet A delightful town, but.be aware.....
Written by yachtman | 22nd Jan 2015
In September 2014 the flap gate to the marina was damaged and is still out of order Jan 2015, and expected to remain so for the near future.

Stop boards have been put in however it has been commented on boating forums nearly all boats now dry out.
dredging is due to take place in the coming months.

On a navigational point, the WALLS of light at the end of the W pier is painted RED when one might expect it to be green.

So if you cant take the mud, a visit on the tide is the way forward.
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